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“‘The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,’ declares the Lord.” (Isaiah 59:20)
I stood on the verge of suicide. No one would have dared believe it. Successful in high school, I was planning to attend Louisiana State University on two scholarships. It seemed I was destined for fame and fortune. But I felt that I had lost it all. And I had.
Because of sin in my life, I was about to throw away everything: a bright future, a good education, and my own self-respect. I felt trapped, hopeless. How could I have messed up so badly? I was ashamed of my behavior, but I didn’t know what to do. It seemed I had no place to turn. That’s why I stood on that hill overlooking the lake that day, contemplating suicide.
But God had a different plan for my life. A few of months later, I heard a man preach about Jesus. He was from a completely different background than me. His mother had given him away when he was just a few months old, and he was passed from one family to another. He didn’t have the great educational opportunities that I had. Nor did he have a good family. He hadn’t been given a promising future like I had. But he had something I knew nothing about. He had peace in his heart and purpose in his life — and he said those came from a personal relationship with Jesus.
That night, something happened that changed my life. It took place deep within my heart. I prayed and invited Christ to come into my life. I asked Jesus to change me and make me new on the inside. I walked into that church one person, and walked out as someone completely different. My life would never be the same.
All that I had lost through my sin and folly was now redeemed. I no longer lived hopelessly, but with a keen sense of destiny. I had purpose. I understood what the great hymn writer meant when he penned the words, “I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.”
The Redeemer had captured my heart. Everything that I lost, He restored. All that I destroyed, He renewed. He brought life out of death, victory out of defeat, and joy out of despair. My lost life was redeemed.
One prophetic name given to Jesus is that of Redeemer. Centuries earlier, Isaiah spoke of a redeemer who would come to Zion. Jesus fulfilled that promise. He paid the ultimate price to buy back what had been lost. He shed His own blood. Oh, the wonder of it all — that God would love you and me so very much, He would purchase us by His own blood.
He is the Redeemer. If you feel lost, He will find you. If you feel you’ve really messed up your life, He’ll restore it. If you’ve been blinded by your own sin and self-will, He will open your eyes. He’s the Redeemer. His name is Jesus. Trust Him today.
Job : Chapter 19
23) “Oh, that my words were recorded, that they were written on a scroll, 24) that they were inscribed with an iron tool on[b] lead, or engraved in rock forever! 25) I know that my redeemer[c] lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.[d] 26) And after my skin has been destroyed, yet[e] in[f] my flesh I will see God;
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Sammy Tippit told his fiancée, “I can’t promise we’ll be rich, but life won’t be boring.”
Sammy had no idea what an understatement that would become. Beginning in the bars of Baton Rouge and the nightclubs of Chicago, Tippit has shared the news of life-changing faith in Christ all over the world – including in the middle of a revolution in Romania, the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, and war in Burundi and the Congo.
Sammy’s lifelong adventure has come at a great price. He’s been cursed, threatened, arrested, deported, and blacklisted. He’s also been personally broken, ravaged with illness, and devastated by grief.
Yet he continues to preach to in stadiums, in open fields, and via satellite technology to hundreds of thousands around the globe. For all other books…
About Sammy Tippit Ministries
STM has been providing inspiration and help around the world for nearly 50 years. Sammy Tippit, founder and president, is a world renowned counselor, teacher and evangelist with experience serving and helping people in over 80 countries. Sammy provides materials that help people tackle a broad array of social, societal, psychological and spiritual issues. He is particularly passionate about making materials accessible to other countries around the world. Sammy is married to Debara “Tex” Tippit, and they have two children and five grandchildren.
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